Two of Airica Parker’s poems will appear in the next edition of Aurora magazine.
Over the summer, Dan Robinson’s personal essay, “Our Taos Hum,” was published in TWJ Magazine; and his short story, “This Blackdamp World,” was published in the anthology Crime and DisOrder. He will present a paper on “The Inexpressibility Topos in Chapter I of Hemingway’s In Our Time” at the “Literature, Memory and the First World War” Conference at the US Military Academy at West Point in a couple of weeks; he was also invited to participate as part of a panel on Hemingway’s Nick Adams Stories in October in Michigan. The paperback release of his first novel, After the Fire, has been put back to Autumn 2015 by Skyhorse Press. His third novel, Death of a Century: A Novel of the Lost Generation, will be published by Arcade Press in June 2015; and the first reading for that novel will be at the US World War I Museum in Kansas City in June 2015.
Airica Parker’s poetry will appear in CALYX Vol. 28, No. 2.
Cassie Eddington has poems featured in issue #23 of Word For /Word (http://www.wordforword.info/vol23/). She also has work forthcoming in La Vague.
Katie Naughton’s poem “Tuesday” was featured as Lambda Literary’s “Poetry Spotlight” the week of January 14. http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/poetry-spotlight/01/14/katie-naughton-tuesday/
Jerrod Bohn has poetry appearing in Volume 8 of the literary journal Smoking Glue Gun. He has also been invited to participate in a contributor interview for the literary journal Spry to appear on their blog sometime soon.
Airica Parker continues her relationship with Antipodes, an international journal sponsored by the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies, with the publication of her book review of Robert Gray’s Cumulus: Collected Poems.
Jerrod Bohn will have four poems featured in eccolinguistics, a mail only poetry journal/newsletter from Delete Press.
Inspired by the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication, Laura Thomas has launched a blog named after the conference theme: The Public Work of Composition. With the help of professional development funds from the composition program, Laura attended several conference sessions that explored the conditions under which college composition is taught and learned and identified a variety of constraints on higher education. The Public Work of Composition is her attempt to continue these discussions by posting and commenting on intriguing forays into the ethical, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of composition and higher education. If you would like to join the conversation, find and follow the blog at publicworkofcomposition.wordpress.com.
Todd Mitchell’s young adult novel, Backwards, was released by Candlewick Press on Tuesday. The book is available in hardcover, ebook, and audio book formats (read by the actor, Nick Podehl).
A radio interview with Todd aired this week on KUNC, about Backwards and why he wrote it. If you’d like to listen to the interview (it’s short), you can find a link on his website, www.ToddMitchellBooks.com. There you’ll also find a link to a book trailer that was made with the help of Timothy David Orme (award-winning filmmaker and MFA poetry alum) and Kari Lennartson (artist and past CSU painting instructor).
Todd is doing two book launch/reading events next week for Backwards. On Thursday, October 17th, 7:30 pm, he’ll be reading with Camille Dungy as part of the Writer’s Harvest Benefit reading (Hatton gallery). Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Food Bank.
And on Saturday, October 19th, 4:00 pm, Todd will be giving a short reading and book launch celebration at Anthology Bookstore, in downtown Loveland, 422 E. 4th St. Both events are free and open to the public, so please encourage your students to attend.